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Madison ice boating great Bill Mattison retires

Seeing Bill Mattison's name attached to the phrase "has officially retired from the sport of ice boating" may be difficult for longtime enthusiasts to reconcile. But there it is, announced by the Four Lakes Ice Yacht Club. Mattison is letting the wind out the sails and cleaning out the Williamson Street garage workshop where he has built and repaired ice boats for almost 40 years. >More
 Stone's Badgers battle back

Finals week is nigh and, in the interest of academic pursuits, the UW-Madison will cease athletic activity for a week following the men's and women's basketball games at the Kohl Center on Saturday. >More
 Buckets of fun

There are few better cures for seasonal affective disorder than high school basketball. Just as the nights turn bitterly cold, dark and long, dozens of opportunities to walk into brightly lit, raucous high school gymnasiums start showing up on the calendar. >More
 Tryptophan and adrenaline

Escaping dishwashing duty on Turkey Day has for generations meant flipping on the TV. But this year, football fans might be better off elbow-deep in suds. The Detroit Lions, the worst team in the NFL at 0-11, host the Tennessee Titans, one of the best at 10-1, in the 11:30 a.m. game on CBS. >More
 Badgers' weekend: Cupcakes & contenders

Saturday marks a dark day on the Wisconsin sports calendar as the football Badgers welcome the Cal Poly Mustangs, a Division I-AA team, to Camp Randall. >More
 Soccertown, U.S.A.

How good is the Big Ten Conference when it comes to the game of soccer? Just ask Jeff Rohrman. >More
 The UW-Whitewater Warhawks keep it real

The list of reasons for football fans to head to Whitewater to catch the Warhawks in action is lengthy. But it doesn't typically include seeing the home team get outclassed in thrilling fashion, as it was last Saturday. >More blogger speaks

In his column earlier this week, Wisconsin State Journal writer Andy Baggot called attention to the blog Included in his pokes at the site, Baggot wrote "its instigators are anonymous." But in 2008, finding out who has purchased a domain is easier than tracking down Badger Allan Evridge's quarterback efficiency rating. >More
 Badger fans get Tasered

Thanks to the actions of the UW-Madison police at last Saturday's Badger football game, there's a new term fans can use to express disappointment or disapproval. >More
 Once upon a time at Derby in Dairyland...

After three days of hard-hitting, fast-paced, eight-wheeled excitement over the weekend, Derby in Dairyland came to an end, but not without leaving a lasting impression on every skater, volunteer, and fan that took part in the fun. The 2008 Women's Flat Track Derby Association Eastern Regional roller derby tournament was, to say the very least, a success, and while host team and hometown sweethearts the Dairyland Dolls may not have made the cut to go to the nationals, they certainly put together one heck of a celebration that won't soon be forgotten. >More
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